Tourist Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

Here are the top places that must be on your list of Sri Lanka sightseeing:

  • Ancient ruins at the World Heritage Sites of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura include royal palaces, Buddhist temples, citadels, monasteries and museums that describe the country’s interesting past.
  • Kandy, another World heritage site, is a city with many surprises. Apart from the Temple of the Tooth (which houses Lord Buddha’s tooth relic), the Buddha statue at Bahirawakanda Temple is another hotspot. Don’t miss attractions like Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Garden, New Ranweli Spice Garden, Kandyan Art Association and more.
  • Yet another World Heritage Site is Sinharaja Forest Reserve which is among the most celebrated biodiversity hotspots in the world. Apart from animals like leopards, elephants and purple-faced langurs, there are many species of birds, reptiles and butterflies. Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards, Sri Lankan sloth bear and many such amazing wild denizens can be explored at Yala National Park, Lunugamvehera National Park.
  • Popular beaches in Sri Lanka include Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa (great for party clubs and bars), Beruwala, Mirissa (spectacular sunset and mussels), Nilaveli and Arugam Bay.
  • Rainforests of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka (again a World heritage Site) promises magnificent biodiversity with a large variety of flowering plants, animals like Sri Lankan sambar deer and birds like Sri Lankan white eye and blue magpie. The region also has vast stretched of lush green tea gardens.
  • Sigiriya Citadel on a 200 m. high rock, Cave Temple of Dambulla and heritage attractions like Colombo Fort and Dutch and British colonial buildings of Colombo are among other wonderful attractions. Adam’s Peak is sacred for people from different religions as it accommodates footprint, believed to be of Buddha, Shiva, Adam or St. Thomas.

To visit all of these beautiful places browse through our Sri Lanka tour packages.

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